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This LEGO Millennium Falcon Pedicab Would Crush the Kessel Run

This LEGO Millennium Falcon Pedicab Would Crush the Kessel Run

Heathrow Airport might have celebrated this year’s May the 4th by offering fans of the galaxy far, far away imaginary flights to famous Star Wars planets, but lucky fans in New York City got a chance to take an actual trip on a famous ship thanks to The LEGO Group. Because they built a working Millennium Falcon pedicab, and it’s all to help support a fantastic charity.

Fans who didn’t want to feel like they were walking across Tatooine on a very hot Star Wars Day in the Big Apple had the option to take a pleasant ride around Bryant Park in a LEGO facsimile of our favorite old hunk of junk. And while it might not have been equipped with a hyperdrive (solely powered by two human legs, though we bet a small Wookiee would be able to go much faster), it was still most impressive. That’s because the 9-foot long, 6-foot wide ship required 20,300 bricks and 396 hours (16-and-a-half days) to design and build.

We’re very jealous of everyone who had the chance to sit in the most famous Star Wars cockpit ever, but this was all to raise awareness for a great cause. The LEGO Group is helping to promote the current charitable campaign Roar for Change, “a global challenge that supports UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world.” Running until May 25, Star Wars: Force for Change will be donate one dollar for every public “post, like, or share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that includes #RoarForChange,” up to one million dollars.

So even if you’re nowhere near NYC make sure you help out this great charity, especially because sending out a tweet is even easier than getting a ride in a pedicab.

What’s the next ship from the galaxy far, far away you’d love to see made out of LEGO bricks? Construct your best idea in our comments section below.

Images: The LEGO Group

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